Currently Unavailable for 2020

Due to safety concerns resulting from COVID-19, TACC has suspended all Machine Room and Visualization Lab tours through the end of the year. Please return for updates in 2021. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 512-475-9411 or

Tour Details
  • K-12 students, teachers, and community - educational tours provide an overview of TACC services and resources, exposure to career opportunities in STEM fields with an emphasis in advanced computing, and an interactive learning experience.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students- learn about TACC visualization services, training, and research opportunities.
  • Industry partners - VIP tours are available for TACC users or prospective affiliates.

Depending on the size of your group, the facilities you wish to tour, and the type of presentation you wish to see, tours can be arranged to suit your group's needs. We can comfortably accommodate groups of 25 or less. Larger groups require additional preparation and planning. Please schedule your tour at least two weeks in advance. Duration of tour: 45-60 minutes.

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Can't make it to TACC for a tour? Check out this virtual tour of Stampede one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world.

For more information about STEM education programs, please visit the STEM programs page.

Types of Tours
TACC Data Center

The J.J. Pickle Research Campus houses TACC's largest supercomputing systems, including Stampede, as well as some of the fastest, most efficient, and sought-after high performance computing and data storage systems in the world!

Explore the TACC Data Center in 3D

TACC Visualization Laboratory

Located on UT Austin's Main Campus in the POB Building, the Vislab is a showcase of the technologies that are used to support researchers as they turn their simulations into visually appealing, scientifically significant images. These tours are popular amongst K-12 and undergraduate students who engage hands-on with Lasso, a multi-touch screen, and Stallion, the world's highest resolution tiled wall.